Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

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On ADS Subcritical Reactor Operation in the Reactivity Modulation Mode

5/29/2012 2012 - #01 Physics and technology of nuclear reactors

Gulevich A.V. Kukharchuk O.F. Brezhnev A.I.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2012.1.02

UDC: 621.039.51

In the present paper consideration is given to the possibility of applying a pulsed reactor as a neutron-breeding target for accelerator-driven systems. It is assumed that such a reactor operates in the reactivity modulation mode similar to that of the IBR-2 reactor. In theory, it enables energy requirements for the accelerator beam to be reduced, while at the same time enhancing the safety of installations of this type.